Ricky Dubose, Georgia man sentenced to death for murder of 2 prison guards, found dead in apparent suicide, officials say

Ricky Dubose was found unresponsive in his cell Sunday by corrections officers from the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Jail in Jackson, Georgia, the department said. He was pronounced dead by the coroner after lifesaving measures were taken, officials said.

His death comes just 10 days after he was convicted of murder and sentenced to death for killing two prison officers during a prisoner bus escape in Putnam County, Georgia in 2017.

During that incident, Dubose and another prisoner, Donnie Rowe, emerged from what is believed to be a locked rear section of the bus, disarmed Officers Christopher Monica and Curtis Billue and fatally shot them, police told AFP. ‘era.

Rowe was serving up to life in prison for armed robbery and aggravated assault in a 2001 case. Dubose was sentenced to up to 20 years in prison for armed robbery , aggravated assault and theft in 2014. He was also convicted of theft and impersonation in cases dating from August 2010.

After killing the guards, the two men fled for about three days during which they allegedly stole five vehicles, robbed two homes, tied up and terrorized an elderly couple and led police on a chase at speeds of 100 mph , officials said.

They were eventually captured in Tennessee after two locals held them at gunpoint when they discovered the men were trying to steal a car, authorities said at the time.

Dubose was convicted and sentenced to death earlier this month. Rowe was also convicted of the murders and is serving two life sentences without the possibility of parole, according to court documents.


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